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Wintertime Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg Tennessee & the Great Smoky Mountains!

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You could spend weeks, even months, in the Smoky Mountains trying everything there is to do and STILL not get everything in. Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge offer amusement parks, shopping complexes, arts and crafts communities, family fun centers, horseback riding, bungee jumping, and more unique attractions than you can count on five sets of hands.

So where can you go to get a decent starting place on Smoky Mountain Area Information without having to crawl through dozens of outdated pages on Google? Right here, of course! On this page, we'll give you some excellent recommendations for attractions, a Special Events calendar, and some additional lists for more resources to build your itineraries.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show

A lot of theaters in Pigeon Forge offer to give you one heck of a good show, but only one theater in Pigeon Forge offers interaction with the show.

Enter the Murder Mystery Dinner Show on Teaster Lane, just across the street from the Pigeon Forge Crossing Mall. In this theater, the show happens not on stage, but all around you. There are three shows shown seasonally along with a four-course meal to "die" for. If you want something truly different as a live entertainment memory to go home with, here it is!

There are a few different shows at Murder Mystery Theater:

Moonshine Murders - A story as old as time in the Tennessee hills, the Luke brothers have had it pretty good in the Tennessee mountains for a while, doing nothing but selling homemade firewater to the local yokels and running from the wooden legged cops. But now that traffic has started up in Sevier County, the family business is jeopardy and the cops are starting to catch up. Add some Elvis in the mix, and you have one wild ride of a show to look forward to!

Whodunnit Lucy? - Of all the complicated farces and murder scenes in all the world, you chose to walk into one with Lucy Ricardo. That wacky redhead is running this ship - after her husband Ricky finished up all the preparations needed to debut his new show at the club, and someone mentioned to Lucy that a TV crew would be taping, everything was set in place for a hilarious disaster of epic, Lucy-sized proportions. One of the best shows in the Smokies, guaranteed!

Make your reservation today at www.murder-mystery-theater.com

Dollywood
If you only come to Pigeon Forge for one attraction, Dollywood is it. The most famous attraction in East Tennessee didn't win that distinction without years of hard work and millions of satisfied customers - you just need to visit www.dollywood.com for any and all information regarding the park.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Don't leave the Smokies without visiting Ripley's Aquarium. This is one of Gatlinburg's most premier attractions and one look at the complex on River Road will show you why. Whole oceans worth of sea life await you and your family at Ripley's Aquarium with video presentations, classes, divers, play area, interactive fun stuff and African Penguins (you read that right). Ripley's Aquarium is also often the site for Gatlinburg's special events. There is nothing to not love about the Aquarium, so make sure you don't leave Gatlinburg without a visit! gatlinburg-attractions.com/ripley_s_aquarium.html

Splash Country
Right next to Dollywood is East Tennessee's premier water park, featuring dozens of rides, slides and interactive fun ways to get soaked at high speeds, a lazy river, a wave pool, areas for younger kids,
eateries and so much more! It could take more a full day to enjoy everything Splash Country has to offer,
so see www.dollywood.com/waterpark.aspx for complete details and everything you need to build
an itinerary.

The Old Mill
The historic center of downtown Pigeon Forge, the Old Mill is the Arts and Crafts community of the city with homemade pottery, foods, restaurants, toys, candy, gifts and much more. The Patriot Park is located just across the street and serves as the central hub of the Pigeon Forge trolley system. www.old-mill.com

Dixie Stampede
The dinner and show that’s been dazzling crowds for over 20 years, Dixie Stampede is an essential part of the Pigeon Forge entertainment industry. Some of the best southern food with some of the best southern music and dancing at the same time are waiting for you at Dixie Stampede! www.dixiestampede.com

Ober Gatlinburg
An icon in the large roster of attractions in Gatlinburg, Ober has been a site for many things for over 40 years in the city. In the winter time, it's the only place for miles around to go for skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. In the warmer season, it's a mountain-high family fun park with mini-golf, arcade, park rides, shops, indoor ice skating and more. www.obergatlinburg.com

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Give your mind one heck of a workout at Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in the center of downtown Gatlinburg. Hundreds of genuine oddities and interactive fun stuff from every corner of the planet in every epoch of history await you and your family. www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Gatlinburg's premiere theater for serious comedy and theatrical entertainment enthusiasts, Sweet Fanny Adams has had 35 successful seasons in town with no signs of slowing down! If country music isn't your thing, come to Sweet Fanny Adams for comedy stylings in the vein of Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and more. www.sweetfannyadams.com

Titanic Museum
Who would’ve expected the Titanic would end its legendary journey here in Pigeon Forge? A major surprise hit if there ever was one, the Titanic Museum is not only the coolest museum in the city, it is a center for special events and seasonal activities in town too. See everything they have going on at
www.titanicpigeonforge.com

Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair
A special so big, Gatlinburg has to throw it several times a year! Arts and Crafts enthusiasts better make some big plans, because the Craftsmen Fairs are HUGE - taking place in the mammoth W.L. Mills auditorium and routinely featuring over 100 artists and artisans from East TN and way beyond.
www.craftsmenfair.com

Zorb
Everyone remembers rolling down the hill like a ball and wanting to do it inside a giant sphere of their own - and Zorb makes that childhood dream come true! The hills of Pigeon Forge are perfect for tumbling down in a giant, airtight and 100% safe Zorb ball with optional water for a wet ride and many more options!
www.zorb.com/zorb/smoky

Hollywood Wax Museum
The Wax Museum has grown and the expansion required a move to Pigeon Forge - what was once an awesome attraction inside a block of buildings is now a skyscraper under attack by King Kong aside a new Mt. Rushmore with Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne and more. Come see the greatest Wax Museum this side of Tussauds! www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com

MagiQuest
A fantasy role-playing game has come to life in Pigeon Forge next to Mellow Mushroom on the parkway - an interactive medieval magic fun zone where dragons, pixies, wizards and such, like a video game you can actually travel inside of! www.magiquest.com

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